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In a legal job, you’ll argue on behalf of people, companies or governments when disagreements arise over the law.

Legal work involves researching and analyzing legal issues and then explaining the law to your clients. When clients decide to act, you’ll deliver their arguments in court or by writing letters to the disagreeing parties.

In a small law office, an attorney’s job might include criminal and civil cases. In a large firm, lawyers tend to focus on a specialty area of criminal or civil law, such as immigration law or personal-injury cases. Other attorney careers are in the public sector where jobs include working as a criminal or civil prosecutor, an investigator or a regulator.

In a paralegal job or legal assistant job, you’ll help attorneys by doing investigations, research and administrative tasks.

Legal Job Market

Legal job opportunities are expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about the same as the average for all jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Demand for attorneys might fall because companies are using large accounting firms or paralegals to do the jobs attorneys used to do.

Legal jobs in the public sector are influenced by local, state and federal budgets. When those are cut, public legal jobs can decline. In addition, law schools are producing more lawyers than needed for the current number of legal job openings, so some recent graduates are having a hard time finding full-time legal employment.

Paralegal jobs will grow 18 percent, about as fast as other occupations between 2010 and 2020, the BLS says. Because paralegal salaries are lower than attorney salaries, law firms and corporations push to have paralegals do as much of the work as possible. However, when the workload drops, law firms want attorneys working on cases so they can bill clients, a practice that decreases demand for paralegals.

Legal Salaries

The median lawyer salary was $113,310 in 2011, the BLS says. The median salary for paralegals was $46,730 in 2011.

Those earning the most during their legal careers are usually partners, work at large firms or work in high-cost cities. Lawyers who own their own practices usually make less than partners, the BLS says.

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New York, 10019
LEGAL SECRETARY ($50 - $55K) Midtown law firm seeking legal secretary w/litigation exp. Min 2-3 years of legal secretarial exp. Must be proficient in MS Word, proactive, detail oriented & a team player. Have excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal skills w/a professional demeanor & presentation. Salary commensurate w/exp. We offer full benefits. Resume with cover letter and salary h...
Our client is a national provider of Electronic Discovery Services to law firms and corporations. They are currently seeking an Assistant Project Manager in their New York City office. This candidate will provide document review and technical support to end user clients. They will work with the Project Managers, and Client Service and E-Discovery Specialists in processing, training, and supporting...
Local Law Firm Specializing in Foreclosure and Bankruptcy is in need of Billing Clerks to join their High Volume fast paced office Requirements: 1-2 years high volume billing experience Deadline driven billing experience Any familiarity with billing software and or billing systems MS Office Excellent Benefit Package to Include: Medical Dental 401k Vacation Salary: $14/hr Hours: 8:30-5:00...
Our client is in search of a Revenue Contracts Administrator to join their legal team. Working closely with the Sales and Relationship Management groups, this position will be responsible for generating and executing all revenue generating contracts. Responsibilities: · Manage the company’s revenue generating contracts administration process. · Assist internal teams in the coordination of new sale...
Our client, a prestigious SEC-registered private equity firm, is in search of a polished compliance/accounting professional to support its global compliance efforts. The ideal candidate will have 5-15 years of combined compliance and accounting experience. Reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer, this is an ideal opportunity to become a long-term member of this exciting, established firm. Respon...
Our client, a software company in the digital media space, is looking for experience Commercial Corporate Counsel to join its legal team. In this position, you’ll be responsible for drafting and negotiating complex technology and commercial agreements, as well as counseling on a broad range of intellectual property and contract legal matters. Responsibilities: · Structure and negotiate a wide vari...
Select Portfolio Servicing, a Credit Suisse company, is an industry leader in residential mortgage loan servicing with a portfolio of over 300,000 national loans. Our commitment to compliance, excellent customer service, and effective investor relations has positioned us for continued success. Foreclosure Specialist We are currently seeking qualified Foreclosure Specialists who will ensure that th...
Our Client a growing Law Firm who specializes in Foreclosures in seeking an experienced Paralegal to join their team! The Paralegal will handle the foreclosure file from start to finish and prepare pleadings, file with courts. Paralegal works closely with Foreclosure Attorney and manages and maintains the assigned foreclosure file from referral to conclusion of the case Other Responsibilities: Pre...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90014
Our client, a Global Creative Company, has an immediate contract opportunity for a Paralegal. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a big-name creative company in a fast-paced, high powered environment. In this Paralegal role, you will join forces with a top-performing team as you proofread legal documents, manage a busy calendar and organize a high volume of information and documents. Your...
LEGAL ASSISTANT wanted for a general practice law firm in Mt. Pleasant. Desired qualification include a positive and professional demeanor, strong typing skills, attention to detail, and previous professional experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send your cover letter and resume to: Office Manager Martineau, Hackett, Romashko, O’Neil & Klaus PLLC 555 N. Main St. Mt. Pleasant MI...
JOB SUMMARY: Well established, mid-size law firm is seeking a Collections Assistant to join our team at the corporate office in Houston, TX (Galleria Area). The Collections Assistant will assist attorneys and paralegals with the firm’s homeowner’s association practice. This individual will be responsible for assisting the HOA team with all aspects of the practice. The candidate must possess a high...
Company Confidential Somersworth, NH, 03878
We are a 20 plus year old company in the financial industry that is seeking in-house Junior General Counsel with a prosecution and litigation background to work on several complex litigation cases. The ideal candidate must be a motivated self starter who possesses excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills. Able to write motions and briefs and have the ability to work in a fast pa...
This Distribution Counsel position is responsible for all legal matters related to the licensing and distribution of theatrical and non-theatrical motion pictures in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, Nassau, Freeport, the Bahamas and Bermuda. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Provide advice and counsel with respect to all legal aspects of theatrical distribution...
Company Confidential Somersworth, NH, 03878
We are a 20 plus year old company in the financial industry that is seeking Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant to assist with all aspects of an in house legal team. Duties will include: drafting pleadings, motions, notices discovery requests and responses preparing and update pleadings, discovery and other file materials organize and maintain case files perform basic legal research assist with p...
Overview Teva Pharmaceuticals USA is the leading generic pharmaceutical company, marketing products from a wide range of therapeutic areas including analgesic, anti-infective, cardiovascular, oncology, CNS, dermatological and anti-inflammatory. Teva USA products are marketed to chains, wholesalers, distributors, hospitals, managed care entities, and government agencies. The company's mission is to...
Business Segment Corporate Legal About Us X Role Summary/Purpose GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. In 2006, GE established a Global Patent Operation (GPO), which is headquartered in Shelton, CT. The mission of the GPO is to partner with GE businesses to develop IP strategies...
We are seeking a temporary contracts administrator to work on site for a large client in Wilton, CT on a 3+ month project . Ideal candidate must have at least three years, hands on experience negotiating multifaceted agreements as well as contract experience drafting service/indirect spend agreements in the area of learning and development. Knowledge of intellectual property law is preferred. Must...
AMG is seeking a recent law school graduate to join our team in metro Denver as Trust Administrator. Reporting to the VP/Senior Trust Officer, you will be responsible for serving as relationship manager to certain AMG clients by providing administration, investment management, support and advice in managing trusts and estates. Specific Job Responsibilities Include: Establish and maintain working r...
Attorney experienced in real estate transactions, including acquiring, leasing, selling, and operating commercial real estate properties. The attorney would be responsible for drafting and negotiating commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements and ancillary documents, as well as performing various matters of due diligence. The chosen candidate will be directly responsible for handling all com...
Morristown Law Firm Commercial Real Estate Paralegal Transactional Paralegal Prominent Morristown Law Firm has an immediate need for a Senior Paralegal with Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Transactional work experience. Responsibilities: Commercial Real Estate *Manage all aspects of commercial real estate closings, i.e. banks, borrowers, buyers, seller *Review title binders, identify issues n...
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